The Ferreiras have been part of the beautiful Kouga region for hundreds of years. That's why, when Anton Ferreira took the plunge to create a fine craft rum distillery, he settled on Jeffreys Bay as the location. Here are some glimpses of the past, as well as a peek into the future.
Diogo Botelho Ferreira, a Portuguese sailor, anchored in a beautiful South African bay on 20 January 1536.
He named the bay after Francis of Assisi, who was first known as the patron saint of Italy, and later as the patron saint of animals and the natural environment.
Ferreira was quite possibly touched by the incredible natural beauty our region is known for, leading to him choosing Francis of Assisi as the inspiration for its name.
A postal service was established in the 1800s, and once again a Ferreira, a man by the name of Stefanus, was involved, operating the establishment.
One anecdote in particular withstood the test of time: that of Stefanus Ferreira's horse's drowning, which forced him to carry the postage bags himself, leading to a delay in delivery of post for the month of October, 1830. This incident reinforced the idea of rather late than not!
With such a rich history in the Kouga region, it was only appropriate that a descendant of the Ferreiras opened a craft distillery in the bay. Hence, Ferreira Post Distilleries was born.
We're certain our ancestors would have been proud of our little distillery, and we hope to reach the same heights as the Ferreira Port Winery in Oporto, Portugal.
In the meantime we manufacture high quality craft rum in small batches, with future plans to extend our range to include other spirits, depending on the success of our rum.
The premises we chose for our micro liquor distillery is situated close to the heart of Jeffreys Bay. Since Jeffreys Bay is a popular tourist destination, our distillery is well placed to entertain both national and international visitors. Add to our location the high quality rum we produce and it's easy to see why we're a must-visit Jeffreys Bay attraction.
The proof of the pudding is in the taste.
That's why we invite you to book a rum tasting at our exquisite little distillery.
We're confident our rum will make your tongue tingle and your taste buds cry out for more. And while you're sipping on our delicious rum you'll experience a fully operating distillery, certainly a bucket list item worthy of a tick.
We hope to establish a Rum Club, giving club members the opportunity to buy a cask of rum and leaving it to mature. Of course, club protocol will provide for exclusive tastings to evaluate maturity.
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